@GeorgeStocker Yeah, I considered trying to write something to pull out the conversation in true Q&A format, but I figured most people wouldn't use the explicit reply functionality, so at that point it's more of an exercise in futility, heh. Still, for those of us who were present, I thought it was really quite valuable, a lot of good responses :)
@mootinator: Re "automated testing/automatic scoring" site, one already exists, called Anarchy Golf. It has issues, and those issues do prevent me from using it more, but if someone (maybe me) maybe hacks up something like Shapado or OSQA with some Anarchy Golf features, that could be neat. :-D
@RebeccaChernoff & @TimStone - I'm on Vacation from school but I spent too much time working on some tech support problems.
I was supposed to be helping s/o set up a VM inside of Ubuntu server so we could get Quickbooks running but we called the former techie for a Windows CD (mine are in school). She came down and we sat there watching for an hour.
@TimStone I am not sure why I'm burnt out. Perhaps it is that incident, or the fact that I finished the basic release of my game and I need something to move on to.
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@DanGrossman Its a fair comment - to a frequent user the "Interesting" tab is the most useful view, but to a new user a page full of unanswered questions probably isn't the most reassuring first impression.
Anyone had any experience loading the data dump on low-memory machines? I've only got 3Gb or so on my laptop and it keeps on timing out :-(
I've created an userscript to do this:
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Install - Source
It does the following:
Reduces font size slightly to accommodate large code blocks
Syntax highlighting for all code blocks (including inline blocks)
Adds line numbering (for code blocks longer tha...
Although less useful, you might also want this for SO
You should also probably breathe during the interview (advanced technique: if you're either extraordinarily good or extraordinarily bad, hold your breath for the entire, very short, duration of the call).
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@willjcroz two things: if you hover on a line there is a little box on the right that has a (return arrow) that you can click to reply to the message in context, so you don't have to type my name (or you can start to type it and press [tab] to autocomplete [we programmers are lazy, no?]) and also, there's not feedback loop in place wrt moderators.
@Pekka I guess it depends on what constitutes "serious". I think he's serious in that he would mete out harsh punishment for users who fall out of line. I also think he's serious in wanting to be a moderator. :-)
However, I didn't get the impression that most of the voters were particularly up for that sort of harsh punishment. :-P
I would have liked to know what exactly that would have meant - which he never elaborated on. What kinds of infractions he would respond to harshly, etc. etc. that's why I never thought it was serious - the nomination was designed to provoke, not to incite serious discussion.
But well - maybe better luck (or at least a more verbose nomination) next year :)
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